a poor White person in the southern United States
An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor white person, typically used to describe residents (of either gender) of the rural Southern US.
The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.
Origin: Compound of (referring to the red neckerchiefs worn by unionized workers during the mine wars in West Virginia)
Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States. It is similar in meaning to cracker, hillbilly, and white trash. In recent decades, the term has expanded its meaning to refer to bigoted, loutish reactionaries who are opposed to "modern ways", and has often been used to attack white conservatives. The term is used broadly to degrade working class and rural whites that are perceived by urban progressives to be insufficiently liberal. At the same time, some Southern whites have reclaimed the word, using it with pride and defiance as a self-identifier.
The numerical value of redneck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of redneck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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